What is ASTDA?

ASTDA is an organization devoted to the control and study of sexually transmitted diseases. Its objectives are:

  • To support the control, prevention and ultimate eradication of STDs;
  • To support research in all aspects of STDs, including medical, epidemiologic, laboratory, social and behavioral studies;
  • To recognize outstanding contributions in STD control and prevention;
  • To disseminate authoritative information concerning STD

Regular membership shall be open to any individual with interest in the control and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

ASTDA Officers

Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Medicine
Department of Infectious Diseases
Birmingham, AL

Abby Norris-Turner, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
College of Medicine, Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Vice President/President-Elect
Khalil Ghanem, MD, PhD
Deputy Director of Education
Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Immediate Past President
J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Laura H. Bachmann, MD, MPH
Atlanta, GA

Lynn Barclay (Ex Officio)
President and CEO
American Sexual Health Association
Research Triangle Park, NC

Kyle Bernstein, PhD
Atlanta, GA

Julie Dombrowski, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Washington;
Deputy Director of the Public Health
Seattle and King County HIV/STD Program
Seattle, WA

Hunter Handsfield, MD
Seattle, WA

Katherine K Hsu, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Cornelis A. (Kees) Rietmeijer, MD, PhD
Professor, Community & Behavioral Health
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO

Anne Rompalo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Marc Steben, MD (Ex Officio)
Medical Director
Clinique A rue McGill
Montreal, Canada